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Offline Tophe

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Re: Raafif's profiles
« Reply #50 on: March 08, 2012, 01:23:11 PM »
Many pleasant ones, thanks!

Re: Raafif's profiles
« Reply #51 on: March 08, 2012, 06:19:08 PM »
Very cool stuff......

Offline raafif

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Re: Raafif's profiles
« Reply #52 on: March 13, 2012, 01:26:42 PM »
This is the Arado entry for the Luftwaffe's strike-bomber competition -- (against the TSR-2).

Cam suggestions ??  I've seen Luftwaffe Phantoms in light-grey&brown and green/dk.grey.


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Re: Raafif's profiles
« Reply #53 on: March 13, 2012, 01:42:55 PM »
Pleasant!

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Re: Raafif's profiles
« Reply #54 on: March 13, 2012, 11:04:53 PM »
Very cool!  :)
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Offline JP Vieira

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Re: Raafif's profiles
« Reply #55 on: March 14, 2012, 01:11:58 AM »
Nice ones

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Re: Raafif's profiles
« Reply #56 on: March 14, 2012, 06:05:55 AM »
more ...


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Re: Raafif's profiles
« Reply #57 on: March 14, 2012, 06:22:46 AM »
Cool! Your Ar-534 could just as easily be a sub for the VTOL VAK-191.
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Re: Raafif's profiles
« Reply #58 on: March 15, 2012, 05:07:15 AM »
Great stuff, raafif! I really like how you added twin-tails to a DC-3 to turn it into a most believable bomber. Fantastic!

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Offline AXOR

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Re: Raafif's profiles
« Reply #59 on: March 15, 2012, 05:21:42 AM »
Certainly ''Arado-Ar 534'' is an interesting and beautiful aircraft,and deserves more paint schemes...great job Raafif !

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Offline JP Vieira

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Re: Raafif's profiles
« Reply #60 on: March 15, 2012, 05:26:45 AM »
These Arados are amazing

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Re: Raafif's profiles
« Reply #61 on: March 15, 2012, 05:57:15 AM »
Great stuff, raafif! I really like how you added twin-tails to a DC-3 to turn it into a most believable bomber. Fantastic!

Brian da Basher

thanks Brian ......... just wait till M.A.D. gets his story written then you'll see a few even more mind-boggling DC-3 twin-tails :o


apophenia -- "Cool! Your Ar-534 could just as easily be a sub for the VTOL VAK-191."

          actually the profile IS a Yak-38U , I thought it had an "Arado" look to it (some captured design paperwork probably helped)  so I cheated & just changed the nationality & cam :icon_crap:

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« Reply #62 on: March 15, 2012, 10:17:32 AM »
raafif: Oh I got it! I was just thinking that a 'German' Yak-38 would make a great stand-in for the 3-engined VFW VAK 191 VTOL strike fighter of the early '70s.

http://www.aviastar.org/air/inter/vak-191.php
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Re: Raafif's profiles
« Reply #63 on: March 18, 2012, 03:53:36 PM »
inspired by dy031101 & others on ShipBucket ....


After the bombing of Peenemünde, the High Command ordered several "air-cap" ships to be stationed in the Baltic to intercept the Allied bombers.  The concept was that the ships could re-position as needed as well as, not being fixed, evade bombing raids themselves - a fate that had befallen the many of the protective Luftwaffe airfields surrounding Germany's best experimental establishment.

This scene shows the cap-ship launching a He-162 off the angled bow catapult and one Natter aft while two others are prepared.  Two Natters are already in the air and a third, having expended its AA-rockets & fuel is about to ditch back at the ship -- a Focke-Achgelis Fa-232 helicopter is coming in to pick the pilot out of the drink & another waits on the rear-deck ready to take-off if needed.


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Re: Raafif's profiles
« Reply #64 on: March 19, 2012, 12:10:27 AM »
Very interesting

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Re: Raafif's profiles
« Reply #65 on: March 19, 2012, 12:34:12 AM »
Great!!! Natters are the ideal point-defense interceptors. Genius!!!!
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Re: Raafif's profiles
« Reply #66 on: March 19, 2012, 02:07:17 AM »
Hmmm...interesting.
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Offline finsrin

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Re: Raafif's profiles
« Reply #67 on: March 19, 2012, 05:58:48 AM »
That is a creative ship idea for the German's situation.  An element of Luft 46.
Nice to look at and ponder.  :)

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Re: Raafif's profiles
« Reply #68 on: March 19, 2012, 07:32:16 AM »
Awesome!  ;D

I wonder, however, if aircraft-launching facilities can all be concentrated aft and maybe the aft superstructure be made into a servicing point for all aircraft.  After being serviced and/or prepared for sortie, the He-162 can be moved straight to the catapult, Ba 349 to launch rails, and Fa 232 to the helipad.
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Offline RussC

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Re: Raafif's profiles
« Reply #69 on: March 19, 2012, 07:33:33 AM »
Amazing gallery is amassing here, great work Raafif.

Offline raafif

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Re: Raafif's profiles
« Reply #70 on: March 23, 2012, 07:36:11 AM »
here's the Bristol Beaufort Mk.III --- this isn't a whif but was a real proposal for replacing the Taurus engines but Merlins were needed for Spits & Lancs so, like Oz, they opted for P&W R-1830s.  Drawing is a cut & paste of the HighPlanes Beaufort & Beaufighter Mk.II box-arts -- you can easily do the same with the plastic parts.


a few more ideas ...

ex-KM Lürssen MTBs of 1st Squadron, Tasmanian Navy


Fairey Penguin of Strike Squadron 1, Tassie Tiger Air Force with practice "torpedo".


Bristol Sea-Elephant (Beaufort Mk.13) of Strike Squadron 3, Tassie Tiger Air Force.


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Re: Raafif's profiles
« Reply #71 on: March 23, 2012, 08:36:16 AM »


Fairey Penguin of Strike Squadron 1, Tassie Tiger Air Force with practice "torpedo".




At first I thought this was the MK. XIII anti-personnel log.   ;D
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Offline apophenia

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Re: Raafif's profiles
« Reply #72 on: March 23, 2012, 10:07:41 AM »
Love the Tassie stuff. Clever on the Penguin's practice torpedo as well -- torpedo recovery efforts would be dictated by the current market price for hardwoods  ;D
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Offline raafif

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Re: Raafif's profiles
« Reply #73 on: March 24, 2012, 06:02:23 AM »
well, at that time Huon Pine was very plentiful .... now it's very rare & just as expensive as a real torpedo.  Huon Pine is heavy & sinks in water, but doesn't rot so at present there's an industry for divers recovering logs that were lost in shipping on the rivers :)

a couple more I "found" in my photobucket album ...

armed & armoured excavator, used to dig out underground forts, Second Battle of the Maginot Line, 1964.  Armour is internal, protecting vital parts only.


SdKfz.225 -- to give better cross-country ability in the soft sand of Nth Africa, Rommel suggested that the SdKfz-250 be given an extended chassis.


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Re: Raafif's profiles
« Reply #74 on: March 24, 2012, 06:07:52 AM »

Fairey Penguin of Strike Squadron 1, Tassie Tiger Air Force with practice "torpedo".




My that looks familiar ;):



Except that I called mine the DAP N-7 Wandabaa (aboriginal for Eaglehawk).  I certainly wouldn't have thought of the practice torpedoes though - great idea! :)

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